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Turning Pain into Purpose Presentation

speaker for drugs and addiction

I miss the stage. But what I miss most is seeing all of you during and then after–hearing your stories.

This is a virtual version of my most requested topic. I hope you’ll join us on this webinar. It is free, however, it’s for a nonprofit and donations are appreciated.

DATE/TIME
Date(s) – Fri, 06/19/2020
2:00 pm-3:00 pm EDT

An Emotionally Naked Story of Depression, Addiction, Loss, and Hope

The topic is for parents and hosted by the nonprofit, Johnny’s Ambassadors founded by Laura Stack. See the series here.

Time: 2pm-3pm EST/12pm-1pm MST

Cost: $0 (But Johnny’s Ambassador’s would welcome your donation!)

Description
TEDx and emotionally naked® speaker, Anne Moss Rogers, lost her 20-year-old son, Charles Aubrey Rogers, to suicide in 2015 after many years of struggle with anxiety, depression, and addiction. Grief-stricken and terrified, she published a newspaper article about her family’s tragedy that went viral, creating a following for her blog, Emotionally Naked. This presentation is her story about how she translated her grief into action to prevent substance misuse and suicide in a bold and unorthodox way.

Learning Objectives
After the conclusion of this one-hour webinar, you will understand the following:

  • The difference between normal teen behavior and warning signs
  • Signs of someone struggling and what to say/do
  • How drugs/alcohol have become normalized its impact on our culture
  • What does a parent do if they suspect their child is mentally ill/using?

What are Johnny’s Ambassadors?

Our Mission: Johnny’s Ambassadors is committed to creating educational programming for parents and teens about the dangers of today’s high-THC marijuana on the developing adolescent mind.

Our Vision: To dramatically decrease the incidence of adolescent substance abuse, mental illness, and suicide, to allow our youth to live productive, happy lives.

Published by

Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked mental health speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational mental health keynotes, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, anxiety, coping strategies/resilience, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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